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UND HOCKEY: Title banner to be raised Oct. 1

UND's eighth national championship banner will be raised on Oct. 1 before an exhibition game against the University of Manitoba. It will be the first time that UND has raised a new national title banner in Ralph Engelstad Arena, which opened in 2001.

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GRAND FORKS HERALD FILE PHOTO BY ERIC HYLDEN. The UND Fighting Hawks pose with their national championship trophy at Amalie Arena in Tampa.

UND's eighth national championship banner will be raised on Oct. 1 before an exhibition game against the University of Manitoba. It will be the first time that UND has raised a new national title banner in Ralph Engelstad Arena, which opened in 2001. The program's last national title was in 2000. UND working on Frozen Four bid with St. Louis UND hockey fan 'Beer Grandma' meets national title trophy UND HOCKEY: 24 hours to a title UND likely opted to raise the banner before the exhibition game and not a regular season game to avoid distractions and turn the page to the new season. The last time UND raised a national championship banner was in the fall of 2000 prior to a regular-season game against a Michigan Tech. The Huskies, who went 4-34 the previous season, stunned UND 5-4 the night the banner was raised.
The banner will be green (like the other national title banners) and is expected to have the interlocking ND logo on it, keeping it uniform with the 2015 National Collegiate Hockey Conference championship banner. Ralph Engelstad Arena will likely have to extend the bar that holds the NCHC title banners to fit the 2015 and 2016 titles. The Fighting Hawks won the NCHC and NCAA championships in 2016, posting one of the best marks in school history. UND went 34-6-4, solidifying the championship with a 5-1 rout of Quinnipiac in the national title game in Tampa, Fla. Gophers aim for Friday-Saturday series The University of Minnesota is planning to make its two-game series against rival North Dakota a Friday-Saturday series, despite the fact that the Gopher football team is home that Saturday. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2619910","attributes":{"alt":"UND's Jordan Schmaltz and Minnesota's Sam Warning, April 10, 2014, in the Frozen Four. (David Samson/Forum News Service)","class":"media-image","height":"253","title":"UND's Jordan Schmaltz and Minnesota's Sam Warning, April 10, 2014, in the Frozen Four. (David Samson/Forum News Service)","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Big Ten teams have often moved hockey series to Friday-Sunday if their football team played at home Saturday. The Gophers don't plan to move their marquee hockey series, right now, though. UND and Minnesota are scheduled to meet on Nov. 4-5 in Mariucci Arena-the first regular-season meeting between the longtime rivals since they moved into different leagues three years ago. The Fighting Hawks and Gophers will meet the following year in Ralph Engelstad Arena. In 2018-19, they are planning to play the Hall of Fame Game in Las Vegas. That game has been verbally agreed to for several months, though the contract has still not yet been signed.UND's eighth national championship banner will be raised on Oct. 1 before an exhibition game against the University of Manitoba. It will be the first time that UND has raised a new national title banner in Ralph Engelstad Arena, which opened in 2001. The program's last national title was in 2000. UND working on Frozen Four bid with St. Louis UND hockey fan 'Beer Grandma' meets national title trophy UND HOCKEY: 24 hours to a title UND likely opted to raise the banner before the exhibition game and not a regular season game to avoid distractions and turn the page to the new season. The last time UND raised a national championship banner was in the fall of 2000 prior to a regular-season game against a Michigan Tech. The Huskies, who went 4-34 the previous season, stunned UND 5-4 the night the banner was raised. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2619899","attributes":{"alt":"UND’s Brock Boeser controls the puck against Denver’s Adam Plant in the semifinals. (David Samson / The Forum)","class":"media-image","height":"466","title":"UND’s Brock Boeser controls the puck against Denver’s Adam Plant in the semifinals. (David Samson / The Forum)","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]The banner will be green (like the other national title banners) and is expected to have the interlocking ND logo on it, keeping it uniform with the 2015 National Collegiate Hockey Conference championship banner. Ralph Engelstad Arena will likely have to extend the bar that holds the NCHC title banners to fit the 2015 and 2016 titles. The Fighting Hawks won the NCHC and NCAA championships in 2016, posting one of the best marks in school history. UND went 34-6-4, solidifying the championship with a 5-1 rout of Quinnipiac in the national title game in Tampa, Fla. Gophers aim for Friday-Saturday series The University of Minnesota is planning to make its two-game series against rival North Dakota a Friday-Saturday series, despite the fact that the Gopher football team is home that Saturday.
Big Ten teams have often moved hockey series to Friday-Sunday if their football team played at home Saturday. The Gophers don't plan to move their marquee hockey series, right now, though. UND and Minnesota are scheduled to meet on Nov. 4-5 in Mariucci Arena-the first regular-season meeting between the longtime rivals since they moved into different leagues three years ago. The Fighting Hawks and Gophers will meet the following year in Ralph Engelstad Arena. In 2018-19, they are planning to play the Hall of Fame Game in Las Vegas. That game has been verbally agreed to for several months, though the contract has still not yet been signed.UND's eighth national championship banner will be raised on Oct. 1 before an exhibition game against the University of Manitoba.It will be the first time that UND has raised a new national title banner in Ralph Engelstad Arena, which opened in 2001. The program's last national title was in 2000.UND working on Frozen Four bid with St. LouisUND hockey fan 'Beer Grandma' meets national title trophyUND HOCKEY: 24 hours to a titleUND likely opted to raise the banner before the exhibition game and not a regular season game to avoid distractions and turn the page to the new season.The last time UND raised a national championship banner was in the fall of 2000 prior to a regular-season game against a Michigan Tech. The Huskies, who went 4-34 the previous season, stunned UND 5-4 the night the banner was raised.
The banner will be green (like the other national title banners) and is expected to have the interlocking ND logo on it, keeping it uniform with the 2015 National Collegiate Hockey Conference championship banner.Ralph Engelstad Arena will likely have to extend the bar that holds the NCHC title banners to fit the 2015 and 2016 titles.The Fighting Hawks won the NCHC and NCAA championships in 2016, posting one of the best marks in school history. UND went 34-6-4, solidifying the championship with a 5-1 rout of Quinnipiac in the national title game in Tampa, Fla.Gophers aim for Friday-Saturday seriesThe University of Minnesota is planning to make its two-game series against rival North Dakota a Friday-Saturday series, despite the fact that the Gopher football team is home that Saturday.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2619910","attributes":{"alt":"UND's Jordan Schmaltz and Minnesota's Sam Warning, April 10, 2014, in the Frozen Four. (David Samson/Forum News Service)","class":"media-image","height":"253","title":"UND's Jordan Schmaltz and Minnesota's Sam Warning, April 10, 2014, in the Frozen Four. (David Samson/Forum News Service)","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Big Ten teams have often moved hockey series to Friday-Sunday if their football team played at home Saturday.The Gophers don't plan to move their marquee hockey series, right now, though.UND and Minnesota are scheduled to meet on Nov. 4-5 in Mariucci Arena-the first regular-season meeting between the longtime rivals since they moved into different leagues three years ago.The Fighting Hawks and Gophers will meet the following year in Ralph Engelstad Arena.In 2018-19, they are planning to play the Hall of Fame Game in Las Vegas. That game has been verbally agreed to for several months, though the contract has still not yet been signed.UND's eighth national championship banner will be raised on Oct. 1 before an exhibition game against the University of Manitoba.It will be the first time that UND has raised a new national title banner in Ralph Engelstad Arena, which opened in 2001. The program's last national title was in 2000.UND working on Frozen Four bid with St. LouisUND hockey fan 'Beer Grandma' meets national title trophyUND HOCKEY: 24 hours to a titleUND likely opted to raise the banner before the exhibition game and not a regular season game to avoid distractions and turn the page to the new season.The last time UND raised a national championship banner was in the fall of 2000 prior to a regular-season game against a Michigan Tech. The Huskies, who went 4-34 the previous season, stunned UND 5-4 the night the banner was raised.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2619899","attributes":{"alt":"UND’s Brock Boeser controls the puck against Denver’s Adam Plant in the semifinals. (David Samson / The Forum)","class":"media-image","height":"466","title":"UND’s Brock Boeser controls the puck against Denver’s Adam Plant in the semifinals. (David Samson / The Forum)","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]The banner will be green (like the other national title banners) and is expected to have the interlocking ND logo on it, keeping it uniform with the 2015 National Collegiate Hockey Conference championship banner.Ralph Engelstad Arena will likely have to extend the bar that holds the NCHC title banners to fit the 2015 and 2016 titles.The Fighting Hawks won the NCHC and NCAA championships in 2016, posting one of the best marks in school history. UND went 34-6-4, solidifying the championship with a 5-1 rout of Quinnipiac in the national title game in Tampa, Fla.Gophers aim for Friday-Saturday seriesThe University of Minnesota is planning to make its two-game series against rival North Dakota a Friday-Saturday series, despite the fact that the Gopher football team is home that Saturday.
Big Ten teams have often moved hockey series to Friday-Sunday if their football team played at home Saturday.The Gophers don't plan to move their marquee hockey series, right now, though.UND and Minnesota are scheduled to meet on Nov. 4-5 in Mariucci Arena-the first regular-season meeting between the longtime rivals since they moved into different leagues three years ago.The Fighting Hawks and Gophers will meet the following year in Ralph Engelstad Arena.In 2018-19, they are planning to play the Hall of Fame Game in Las Vegas. That game has been verbally agreed to for several months, though the contract has still not yet been signed.

Schlossman has covered college hockey for the Grand Forks Herald since 2005. He has been recognized by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the top beat writer for the Herald's circulation division four times and the North Dakota sportswriter of the year once. He resides in Grand Forks. Reach him at bschlossman@gfherald.com.
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